Welcome to the Caribbean – the most splendid collection of sun-bathed, white beaches and islands. Lying off the East coast of North America, the Caribbean islands are a favourite for package holidays and long-haul flights.
Safety is often a concern raised when travelling to the Caribbean but in truth the islands are no more dangerous than many tourist hotspots. Observe sensible precautions like concealing purses and expensive items when out and about and keep to well trafficked tourist ares. The safest Caribbean island is Barbados with a stable democracy and a relatively high standard of living.